Inspired by rural roots

Kathryn Tickell. Photo: Reed Ingram Weir.
Kathryn Tickell. Photo: Reed Ingram Weir.

ONE OF the foremost exponents of the Northumbrian pipe, Kathryn Tickell, is back at Buxton Opera House on Saturday September 29, melodising beautiful recollections of her rural roots.

Tickell’s work is always deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria.

This new show directed by Tickell, and Annie Rigby of Unfolding Theatre, is based on interviews and recordings she has done over the years with family members and the shepherd musicians from whom she learnt, including mouth organ player Will Atkinson and fiddler Willie Taylor.

Three generations of musicians will be on stage, including Tickell’s father, promising a powerful reflection of rural communities, their music and collective stories.

Tickets for the show, which starts at 8pm, are priced at £15 and £17. They can be purchased from the Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or online at